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Ben Hartsock

Ben Hartsock - #84 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 260 lbs.
Birthday 07/05/1980
Birthplace Chillicothe, OH
College Ohio State
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 3rd round, 5th pick by Colts

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
2 30 0

Panthers sign DT Johnson

Posted Feb. 17, 2010 @ 6:23 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed former Colts DT Ed Johnson on Wednesday.

Panthers RB Williams undergoes surgery

Posted Feb. 16, 2010 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams apparently underwent a surgical procedure on Monday.

Peppers turned off by Panthers

Posted Feb. 09, 2010 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
DE Julius Peppers said he's unhappy with the way the Panthers have handled his contract situation and signing a long-term deal with the team is no longer what he wants most.

DE depth likely to be major need for Panthers

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
With both starting defensive ends from 2009 set to test the free-agent waters, the Panthers could be going with a much younger look at the position next season.

Panthers not expected to make changes at tight end

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
The Panthers are not expected to drastically change their offensive philosophy and go hunting for a pass-catching tight end this offseason, we hear.

Panthers name Tolbert WRs coach

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced they have hired Tyke Tolbert to become their wide receivers coach Thursday.

Panthers RB Stewart to undergo surgery

Posted Jan. 20, 2010 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart announced on his Twitter account that he will undergo surgery on his left foot Wednesday.

Panthers' longtime WR coach Williamson retires

Posted Jan. 18, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Longtime Panthers assistant coach Richard Williamson has retired, the team announced Monday.

Adding receivers will be one of Panthers’ top offseason tasks

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
The Panthers have been looking for a playmaking receiver to complement Steve Smith for years, and that search will resume in 2010.

Panthers fire special-teams coach

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced Thursday that special-teams coach Danny Crossman will not be retained for the 2010 season.

Panthers expected to give Peppers chance to leave

Posted Jan. 08, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
We hear the Panthers don't want DE Julius Peppers to get away, but sources in Charlotte don't expect that he and the team will agree to a long-term extension before he becomes an unrestricted free agent in March.

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Posted March 12, 2013
The Panthers have re-signed Hartsock, according to his agent Mike McCarthy.||||||| Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hartsock is the second free agent to re-sign, joining linebacker Jordan Senn.
Posted March 10, 2010
The New York Jets have re-signed tight end Ben Hartsock, a major part of the league's top-ranked rushing offense last season, to a two-year deal worth $3.2 million.Hartsock, 29, played his first two seasons with Indianapolis, and spent two seasons with Tennessee and one with Atlanta. He has 28 catches for 275 yards in six seasons.||||||| Hartsock, signed as a free agent last August, had one catch - a 2-yard touchdown in Week 3 - but was used mostly as a blocking complement to Dustin Keller. He helped pave the way for an offense that averaged a league-leading 172.2 yards per game behind Thomas Jones, now with Kansas City, Shonn Greene and Leon Washington.
Posted Sept. 02, 2009
The Jets have signed Hartsock to a one-year deal, filling their need for a blocking tight end, his agent told The Associated Press.||||||| Hartsock, who spent last season with Atlanta, signed with the Jets on Wednesday, a day after the Falcons released him, agent Mike McCartney said. Hartsock played his first two seasons with Indianapolis and also played two seasons with Tennessee. He has 27 catches for 273 yards in five seasons, but will be counted on to be the blocking complement to pass-receiving tight end Dustin Keller.
Posted Nov. 27, 2008
The Falcons put Hartsock on injured reserve Wednesday.||||||| The 264-pound Hartsock, who had only three catches and was essentially another lineman for Atlanta's powerful running game, injured a toe in last weekend's 45-28 victory over Carolina. He is out for the season after making eight starts in 11 games. Justin Peelle, who has nine catches for 99 yards this season, will likely move into the starting role for Sunday's game at San Diego, with Jason Rader taking over the backup role.
Posted March 02, 2008
The Falcons moved quickly to replace tight end Alge Crumpler by agreeing to terms with Hartsock.||||||| Hartsock, who was drafted in the third round in 2004 by Indianapolis, is best known for his blocking ability. He has just 24 catches for 247 yards in 45 career games, including 12 catches for 138 yards with Tennessee last season. Terms of the deal were not released.

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